New year, new bucket list!
It’s time to say goodbye to 2020 (finally!) and HELLO to 2021! Although there’s still a lot to be done in the new year of course, it sure feels like it’s time for a fresh start.
From world-class art exhibits and wonderful candlelit concerts to the newest restaurants and hotels hitting The Hub this upcoming year, here are some of the best happenings every Bostonian should add to their bucket list. Here’s to things looking up in 2021!
Calling all winter lovers! This one’s a definite must in your 2021 bucket list! New Hampshire’s popular ice castles are making a comeback after the holidays albeit with a few changes to make this magical experience COVID-friendly. Each weighing over 20-million pounds, this year’s ice castles will feature breathtaking illuminated sculptures, frozen thrones and ice-carved fountains as well as strictly one-way crawl spaces, slot canyons, tunnels and slides. The ice castles will open around January 19 weather permitting and tickets are already on sale!
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational concerts in some of Boston’s most magical locations. Simply known as “Candlelight,“ this concert series invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, in an intimate atmosphere.
Enter a world of tipsy temptation at the Speakeasy On Demand and indulge yourself while Madame Lulu and her terrific troupe lead you through a night full of tantalizing cocktails and fabulous performances by some of the top cirque, burlesque and theatrical performers in the world. This magical mixology experience makes for the perfect Romantic Night In, or Fabulous Zoom Party with friends!
We can’t wait to experience this new hit when it comes to the city! Your hosts for the evening, The Mad Hatter and his even madder guests, invite you to delight and bewitch the senses as you enjoy a 90-minute psychedelic cocktail menu. Get tickets here.
Mark your calendars for this awesome new glamping site coming to Cape Cod Bostonians! AutoCamp will be launching its gorgeous Airstream cabins in Falmouth early this March. The gorgeous hotel, which has two other locations in Yosemite and the Sonoma Valley in California, will feature 108 cozy Airstream cabins, canvas tents and tiny homes (listed on the site as Vista X Suites) spread out across a 14-acre plot just five minutes away from downtown Falmouth.
The popular Nantucket restaurant, Nautilus, will finally be opening the doors to its Boston outpost this April. Nautilus will be bringing its New-England-coast charm to Pier 4 along with its innovative cuisine featuring Asian, Latin and Mediterranean elements. Yum!
These self-guided picnics are perfect for a day full of adventure and amazing food. Start off by getting your basket and make your way through Downtown Boston, Back Bay, Concord or Portland Maine (you can select the area of your choice after purchase) as you solve clues and riddles to pick up your picnic food bit by bit. Each clue will get you closer to the final stunning secret destination where you’ll get to enjoy all the picnic bites and gourmet goodies you picked up along the way. The tours usually take 3-4 hours and are the perfect covid-friendly experience to get lost in!
- Mystery Picnic Date: Self-Guided Foodie Adventure
- Mystery Picnic with Friends: Self-Guided Foodie Adventure
Sure the MFA may be closed right now but once it’s open there’s plenty of amazing temporary exhibits to check out! If you’re into new, groundbreaking art make sure to check out Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip Hop Generation, the first major exhibition to contextualize Basquiat’s work in relation to early hip-hop culture, it’ll be on until May 16. But if you’re a bit more old-fashioned when it comes to art, the MFA also has the perfect exhibits for you — Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression and Cézanne In and Out of Time are both on until February 28
There’s at least 50 total must-do things that you should try at least once in your life while living in Boston, so why not get around to those you’ve always wanted to do but never got around to this New Year?
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